1- The location: La Bastide de Moustiers is not an easy place to find, hidden as it is down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Moustiers on the entrance to Verdon Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in Europe. Ducasse fell in love with this 17-th century former farmhouse back in the Nineties, whilst riding his motorcycle through Provence. The result now is a romantic hotel that exudes an air of cosy sophistication, quiet luxury and timeless Provincial charm.
2- The restaurant: So celebrated is the cuisine at La Bastide de Moustiers that a helipad has been installed at the front of the property so gastronomes from Monaco can fly in to have dinner.
The restaurant’s ever-changing menu offers a moveable feast through the seasons. Most of the vegetables are pulled from the garden.The chefs are meticulous in matters of presentation and let the ingredients do most of the talking. The cheeseboard is great and so is the wine, which is expertly chosen by sommelier, Mathieu.
3-The garden: There’s a heated outdoor pool and rambling gardens, which provides the chefs with a bounty of delicious produce (including 13 varieties of basil and deliucious strawberries).
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